Macaulay delighted with win at Bulls

Lions coach still looking to finish first stage with a win

London Lions’ head coach Vince Macaulay was delighted as his side won 100-81 at Kapfenberg Bulls, on Wednesday night.

The win was Lions’ fifth straight in the first group stage of the Europe Cup and Macaulay was a happy man as he spoke following his side's recovery session in Austria on Thursday morning:

“It was definitely a good win” he said. “We knew we should get through this game as they have some injuries but we executed exceptionally in the second half.
“Isaiah [Reese] dug us in defensively and he almost came up with a triple-double, but Marquis [Teague] gave us fantastic offence and we were able to open the gap quickly in the third period.”

The stats certainly back up Macaulay’s comments with Teague’s 21 points, four rebounds and three assists coming in less than 22 minutes, while Reese produced another fine performance with a economical 18 points, adding eight assists and seven rebounds.

Macaulay dismissed any idea that Lions will take their final game – at Medi Bayreuth next Wednesday – lightly: “We go to Bayreuth with a ten-point cushion, but we still want to win the game as topping the group with a 6&0 record would put us in a favourable position and would be a fantastic achievement in our first real European campaign.”

Before wrapping up the first stage of the Europe Cup regular season, Saturday sees Lions host B.Braun Sheffield Sharks in the BBL Cup quarter-final at the Copper Box, tip-off 5pm.